2006 at Stray Talk
an archive of my forays into fact and fiction

2006

Statistics:

Books by month
January 15 April 5 July 15 October 14
February 15 May 6 August 14 November 20
March 9 June 6 September 7 December 11
Books by genre
Fiction 33 Science fiction 1 Plays/scripts
Non-fiction 46 Comics/manga 14 Mystery 14
Children’s/youth 10 Fantasy 19 Poetry
Totals & averages
Books in Swedish 66 Pages in Swedish 21,880
Books in English 71 Pages in English 31,005
Books total 137 Pages total 52,885
Books/month 11.4 Pages/month 4,407
Pages/book 386

Top five most read authors:

  1. Robin Hobb (7 books)
  2. Sanami Matoh (7 books)
  3. JK Rowling (5 books)
  4. Elizabeth George (4 books)
  5. Val McDermid (4 books)

Booklist 2006:
In italics means it’s a re-read.
Underlined means a book recommended to me.

(title; author, language [eng = English, swe = Swedish], number of pages)
January

  1. Koka makaroner: om att bli pappa; Johan Nilsson, swe, 128
  2. Stenen voor een Ransuil; Maarten ‘t Hart, swe, 190
  3. Tillbaka till Iran; Azar Mahloujian, swe, 149
  4. The Wasp Factory; Iain Banks, swe, 250
  5. Tommyland; Tommy Lee with Anthony Bozza, eng, 269
  6. Mannen som elsket Yngve; Tore Renberg, swe, 394
  7. Fight Club; Chuck Palahniuk, eng, 208
  8. The Jane Austen Book Club; Karen Joy Fowler, eng, 288
  9. Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels; Deirdre Le Faye, eng, 320
  10. Thud!; Terry Pratchett, eng, 373
  11. Grupp 8 och jag; Gunilla Thorgren, swe, 312
  12. A Hat Full of Sky; Terry Pratchett, eng, 352
  13. The Eyre Affair; Jasper Fforde, eng, 385
  14. Sorgfågel: Annika Östberg berättar sitt liv; Lena Katarina Swanberg, swe, 363
  15. Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen, eng, 399

February

  1. The Hornblower Companion; CS Forester, eng, 140
  2. James Dean: Footsteps of a Giant; Wolfgang Fuchs, eng, 127
  3. Ewan McGregor: From Junkie to Jedi; Brian J Robb, eng, 128
  4. Tjock!; Jenny Dahlberg, swe, 158
  5. Johnny Depp: A Modern Rebel; Brian J Robb, eng, 192
  6. Hur många gånger kan man döda en man?; Raymond Paredes-Ahlgren, swe, 324
  7. James Dean: A Biography; John Howlett, eng, 176
  8. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead; J Gordon Melton, eng, 919
  9. The Portrait of a Lady; Henry James, eng, 544
  10. Cut; Patricia McCormick, eng, 151
  11. The Stand; Stephen King, swe, 1176
  12. Girl With a Pearl Earring; Tracy Chevalier, eng, 309
  13. Choke; Chuck Palahniuk, eng, 293
  14. Vi skulle få leva här: om muren i Palestina; Andreas Malm & Ursula Berge (editors), swe, 256
  15. Arthur & George; Julian Barnes, eng, 360

March

  1. The Diary of Miss Idilia; Genevieve Hill, swe, 226
  2. The Making of Pride and Prejudice; Sue Birtwistle & Susie Conklin, eng, 120
  3. Will They Ever Trust Us Again?; Michael Moore (editor), swe, 282
  4. A Breath of Snow and Ashes; Diana Gabaldon, eng, 980
  5. Osobyje porutjenija; Boris Akunin, swe, 335
  6. The Cutting Room; Louise Welsh, swe, 405
  7. Havets stråtrövare; Robert Hermansson, swe, 230
  8. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States; Joanne Meyerowitz, eng, 383
  9. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History; John M Barry, eng, 563

April

  1. Going Postal; Terry Pratchett, eng, 474
  2. Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution; David Carter, eng, 352
  3. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices; Brenda Love, eng, 349
  4. The Visual Encyclopedia of Serial Killers; Nigel Blundell & Susan Blackhall, eng, 448
  5. Dancing with the Virgins; Stephen Booth, swe, 430

May

  1. Fast Food Nation; Eric Schlosser, swe, 485
  2. Snabbläsning: vägen till effektivare läsning; Niklas Johansson, swe, 84
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; JK Rowling, eng, 607
  4. The Mad Ship; Robin Hobb, eng, 906
  5. The Nanny Diaries; Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, eng, 307
  6. Ship of Destiny; Robin Hobb, eng, 903

June

  1. Shaman’s Crossing; Robin Hobb, eng, 533
  2. The Wire in the Blood; Val McDermid, swe, 382
  3. The Last Temptation; Val McDermid, swe, 431
  4. The Torment of Others; Val McDermid, swe, 348
  5. Royal Assassin; Robin Hobb, eng, 752
  6. Utvandrarna & Invandrarna; Vilhelm Moberg, swe, 940

July

  1. Gone With the Wind; Margaret Mitchell, eng, 1011
  2. Scarlett; Alexandra Ripley, swe, 879
  3. Payment in Blood; Elizabeth George, swe, 341
  4. Well-Schooled in Murder; Elizabeth George, swe, 398
  5. Solprinsen; Per Nilsson, swe, 174
  6. Dumpad; Per Brinkemo, swe, 237
  7. Ninas resa: en överlevnadsberättelse; Lena Einhorn, swe, 221
  8. Det femte laboratoriet; Erik Thulin, swe, 312
  9. Nygyggarna; Vilhelm Moberg, swe, 631
  10. Sista brevet till Sverige; Vilhelm Moberg, swe 317
  11. Hanteringen av odöda; John Ajvide Lindqvist, swe, 334
  12. Sharon and My Mother-in-Law; Suad Amiry, swe, 328
  13. The Death Collector; Justin Richards, eng, 320
  14. Sånt är livet: om vetenskapens sökande efter livets början; Roland Poirier Martinsson, swe, 348
  15. Piece of My Heart; Peter Robinson, eng, 440

August

  1. Kvinnor och våld: en mångtydig kulturhistoria; Eva Österberg & Marie Lindstedt Cronberg (editors), swe, 341
  2. Playing For the Ashes; Elizabeth George, swe, 612
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; JK Rowling, eng, 607
  4. Fans; Fredrik Strage, swe, 332
  5. Ghost World; Daniel Clowes, eng, 80
  6. A Traitor to Memory; Elizabeth George, swe, 720
  7. The Secret of Platform 13; Eva Ibbotson, swe, 184
  8. Big Bang eller Varde ljus? Skapelsemyten som pseudovetenskap; Maria Gunther Axelsson, swe, 140
  9. Forest Mage; Robin Hobb, eng, 660
  10. Det heta könet: gynekologin i Sverige kring förra sekelskiftet; Ulrika Nilsson, swe, 412
  11. Hatar Gud bögar?; Lars Gårdfeldt, swe, 312
  12. Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks; Loretta Napoleoni, swe, 415
  13. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; John Berendt, eng, 389
  14. Maurice; EM Forster, eng, 222

September

  1. Kira Kira Hikaru; Kaori Ekuni, swe, 176
  2. Astrid och hon, Liv; Johan Unenge, swe, 159
  3. Familjegraven; Katarina Mazetti, swe, 206
  4. Aimee & Jaguar: Eine Frauenliebe Berlin 1943; Erica Fischer, swe, 292
  5. As Meat Loves Salt; Maria McCann, eng, 536
  6. The History of Torture; Brian Innes, eng, 192
  7. The Lost Language of Cranes; David Leavitt, eng, 319

October

  1. Henrietta är min hemlighet; Maja Hjertzell, swe, 175
  2. Expert på att rodna; Katarina von Bredow, swe, 306
  3. A Dead Man in Deptford; Anthony Burgess, swe, 276
  4. No Tears for Queers; Johan Hilton, swe, 336
  5. Den hotfulla kärleken; Svante Norrhem, swe, 256
  6. Murder Mysteries; Neil Gaiman & P Craig Russell, eng, 64
  7. All Families Are Psychotic; Douglas Coupland, swe, 398
  8. Vem är Björn och vem är Benny och andra intressanta mysterier; Fredrik Lindström & Hasse Pihl, swe, 208
  9. JPod; Douglas Coupland, eng, 451
  10. The Grave Tattoo; Val McDermid, swe, 429
  11. Jätten i spegeln; Helene Arkhem, swe, 207
  12. Barnens Marknad; Karl Ågerup, swe, 228
  13. Syskonkärlek; Katarina von Bredow, swe, 288
  14. Duktig pojke; Inger Edelfeldt, swe, 208

November

  1. Vit som marmor; Carina Burman, swe, 340
  2. A Countess Below Stairs; Eva Ibbotson, swe, 302
  3. Fake: Volume 1; Sanami Matoh, eng, 212
  4. Fake: Volume 2; Sanami Matoh, eng, 206
  5. Fake: Volume 3; Sanami Matoh, eng, 186
  6. Fake: Volume 4; Sanami Matoh, eng, 170
  7. Fake: Volume 5; Sanami Matoh, eng, 185
  8. Fake: Volume 6; Sanami Matoh, eng, 191
  9. Fake: Volume 7; Sanami Matoh, eng, 161
  10. Eerie Queerie: Volume 1; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 211
  11. Eerie Queerie: Volume 2; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 179
  12. Eerie Queerie: Volume 3; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 193
  13. Eerie Queerie: Volume 4; Shuri Shiozu, eng, 181
  14. At Swim, Two Boys; Jamie O’Neill, eng, 643
  15. Räcker det om jag älskar dig?; Katarina von Bredow, swe, 268
  16. Erik Dahlbergsgatan 30; Annika Ruth Persson, swe, 263
  17. Brideshead Revisited; Evelyn Waugh, eng, 332
  18. The Knife Man: Blood, Body-Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery; Wendy Moore, eng, 655
  19. Fool’s Fate; Robin Hobb, eng, 805
  20. Practical Homicide Investigation; Vernon J Geberth, eng, 942

December

  1. A Tale of Two Cities; Charles Dickens, eng, 416
  2. Ship of Magic; Robin Hobb, eng, 828
  3. Emma: Volume 1; Kaoru Mori, swe, 214 pages
  4. Vanity Fair; William Makepeace Thackeray, eng, 1007
  5. Something Muffins: mer Broken English; Stewart Clark, swe, 79
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; JK Rowling, eng, 636
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; JK Rowling, eng, 766
  8. The Historian; Elizabeth Kostova, eng, 714
  9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; JK Rowling, eng, 607
  10. Mélusine; Sarah Monette, eng, 490
  11. The Lord of the Rings; JRR Tolkien, eng, 1188